Okay, if you have been following along, you have probably figured out that I’m not really worried about how to dress as the step-monster of the bride…but I did put a lot of thought into what I would wear. Again, if you have been following along, you would have seen posts about the two options, here and here. It’s serious business figuring out what you plan to wear when you are the step-monster. Not only do you have to keep all the usual rules of appropriate wedding guest attire, but you have to make sure you aren’t wearing something too similar to the mother-of-the-bride…buy could that be weird!
I think I did okay with my final choice.
The Dress: Floral prints are extremely popular for 2013 and this bodycon dress has such fantastic colours I had to order it when I saw it on sale at ASOS.com. I thought I had selected an Australian size 12 (US 10) but when it arrived it was a British 12 (Australian 10) so it was scary tight. I knew if I was going to wear it I needed to get serious about loosing a few kilos. So every day at work, no elevator, just the stairs. All day, up and down those five flights of stairs. In the end, it was worth it. I felt pretty good in the dress and received lots of compliments.
The Rest: It turned out to be a VERY hot day so hair up was the only sensible option. Accessories were my navy blue Glamour Puss platform heels, a purple jade bangle, my Marc Jacobs watch, a pair of amethyst vintage earrings and the necklace I wore when I married the Fashion Mister. I also had my silver-blue vintage mesh clutch. Because the wedding party were in sage and the mother-of-the bride was wearing a silver-grey long gown. This was a great option.
Last Call: The Fashion Mister had the key so it was our job to make sure everything was locked up at the end of the night. So while the DJ was breaking down his equipment I decided to start taking the bows off the chairs (one less thing to do the next day). It was just easy to string them around my neck so I could keep track of them all but keep moving. By the end I looked like some Southern Belle in my tulle ball gown heading of to Tara. Could have shamed Scarlett O’Hara and her green curtain dress easily!
So in the first pictures you have seen how to dress when you are the Step-Monster of the Bride and in the last two shots you can see how the step-monster dresses after a couple of glasses of bubbles.
Congratulations again to Mark and Megan on such a beautiful beginning to the rest of their lives.
- Melissa and Tom’s Wedding (pixlexia.com)
- Bohemian Wedding Gowns from Daughters of Simone (bonvivantbride.com)
- Dress Up (champagnemoods.com)
- Six bridesmaid dresses you’ll want to keep (standard.co.uk)